Learn how to make a square modular origami frame. There are three variations: simple frame, layered frame & box frame. Each frame is made with 4 sheets of square paper, no glue required.

Hello everyone, hope you enjoy making this origami display frame. I have been ironing out the design of this for a few months now.

These frames work the best when using thick paper or card, even thick card-stock.
If using thin paper, take note of the alternative method at 9:47 – basically, tuck the lower flap over the top instead of under. For some reason it works better.

This square version of the modular origami frame has a couple different options. You can make a plain version, a version with a double overlapped look. Finally you can also make the double frame into a holder if you’d like your frame to have a backing.

You can make this frame with rectangular paper too, you’d get a thinner frame if you started with the paper in a portrait position, you’d get a thick frame if you started with it in a landscape position.

Rectangular frame to display photos.

For more origami frames including non modular versions, check out my origami frame category here.

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You will need:

▸ 4 sheets of square paper

Paper example size: 15 x 15 cm
Final model size: 10.5 x 10.5 x 4.7 cm